US launches retaliatory airstrikes on Iranian-backed militias
United States and coalition forces have launched retaliatory airstrikes against Iranian-backed militia groups in Iraq.
The Friday strikes, which began at about 1 a.m. local time, followed an attack on Taji camp, a base that houses U.S. forces. The Wednesday attack killed two U.S. service members and one British soldier. It also wounded a dozen others, leaving five in serious condition.
The Pentagon confirmed the operation and said the strikes were intended to be “proportional” to Wednesday’s attack and targeted five weapons storage facilities for Kata’ib Hezbollah, an Iranian-backed militia...